**Need help filling the TF2Maps.net Server**

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by drp, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    While the server gets full on gamedays, the rest of the time its pretty empty. I'm asking you guys to help me get the server full during the week. I will be able to do my part almost everyday after work, 6pm central.

    If you can get a group of friends and fill the server, please do so. Our 3 members with the most playtime on the server will get 6 months 'donator' status along with a few admin privileges on the server.

    Having a popular game server will eventually bring more members to the community.

    Server Info:

    TF2Maps.net Official Game Server
    72.233.93.233:27015

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    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  2. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Aww crap, never played there so i guess i can't reach the top 3 anymore :(
    Altough i have vacation, i'll try to get more ppl in there....
     
  3. drp

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    im tracking from today, so you still can :)
     
  4. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yay, only its 22:44 here :(
     
  5. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Ive never seen people playing there, nice gesture to get people playing there, will get our maps out there to the people too.
     
  6. drp

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    exactly what im aiming for ;)
     
  7. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I'd go play if VAC would stop fucking kicking me off servers for no reason.... stupid anti cheat I'm doing nothing wrong and it even says that, its kicking me off because it can't connect to the VAC servers or some stupid shit, it means I can't play tf2 for longer than 20 minutes without this stupid thing kicking me
     
  8. /\rch /\ngel

    /\rch /\ngel L1: Registered

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    Count me in...

    Has anyone found out the solution to Youme's problem? My brother has the same issue (as did I on the same computer, i gave him my old one when I upgraded), and its quite frustrating for him to get into a map when he has to constantly reconnect.
     
  9. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I will try to get in sometimes, but I will be trying to boost my clan's server also.
     
  10. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    Do we have custom maps on there yet? I noticed the name just says stock.
     
  11. MangyCarface

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    I'll be on once I get home, I'll go nearly every night. We should get sprays advertising the server
     
  12. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    now...this server...a series of problems
    1) The turbine to 2fort to turbine to 2fort thing is getting kinda old, some more maps (gravelpit, dustbowl, goldrush and random custom maps that do not in anyway involve intel) would be quite nice.
    2) When we found a way to get to dustbowl and goldrush, the map was ending at unusual places. Basically the map would switch after 3 capture points had been taken, so we would play round 1 then half of round 2 and the server would switch it.
    3) The team balancer/ autoswitch seems to be taking a break, one team will frequently have 2-3 more players then another team and remain that way until someone decides to be nice.
    4) Not really an issue, but it doesn't hurt to have little messages come up during the game and tell the random people on the server exactly who we are and where we can be found.

    so...yeah
     
  13. Scooba

    Scooba L1: Registered

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    The server has a cap point still embedded from the CTF style you were running before adding the CP maps. That is why you can only capture 3 control points before it changes maps. You need to remove the cap limit and either run the maps stock (the way they were originally designed to end) or add a time limit to the map. I typically do a time limit of 45 minutes a map. This way, if say a CTF map end before that time limit, it will switch anyway. It just prevents the never ending hell that is CTF, and also allows amble time to complete a full round of CP on both sides (attacking/defending).

    You can decal maps if you decompile and add the TF2maps.net banner. While I think that is a great idea for advertising, we all know the inevitable consequences or decompiling a stock map. The spray idea very well might be the best way to go.

    If I may offer one suggestion, start small with the amount of maps in rotation. Maybe 3 or 4 maps total. I would make 3 of them very very popular maps. This will attract people to your server, and it will remain in their history, as well as many adding it to favorites. After an allotted amount of time, remove one map, and add a custom. If you eventually become a 24/7 custom maps server, remember at that time that what ever map you load, you can now decal with TF2maps.net decals:woot:

    Hope this helps. And I hope I did not step on any toes with anything I said. Happy Gaming:thumbup1:

    -Scooba
     
  14. drp

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    stop cheating? ;)
     
  15. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    Lol, also the admin thing is still fucked :(
     
  16. drp

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    we are still working a few things out. rotation and time limit being one of em.

    yup. should be working today. im at work and have a whole lotta nothing to do :p
     
  17. AWESOME-O

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    I got vacation, but he just got vacation AND get paid :(
     
  18. drp

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    nothing is greater than getting paid to map and play tf2 :)
     
  19. AWESOME-O

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    Oh idea: Mayby have every map Beta//Alpha//Final in our database availible for play?
    And that you just message an admin, hey we like to test this map again, can you put it on?
     
  20. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    I get some Conection Error without any reason after 30 seconds on some servers :\


    BTW where is the server located?